Dave Hudgens Takes Aim At Mets Fans, Broadcasters After FiringFired hitting coach Dave Hudgens says players have been "trying too hard" at Citi Field -- and not just because of the ballpark's pitcher-friendly dimensions.
Eddie C's Mets Notebook: Firings, Brutal Losses — Yep, $@*# HappensTerry Collins probably said it best after Monday's brutal loss and subsequent firing of hitting coach Dave Hudgens: "S--- happens." But then again, a lot of #*!@ happens to these Mets.
Mets Fire Hitting Coach Dave Hudgens, Release Jose Valverde The Mets fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens and cut reliever Jose Valverde after a 5-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Minor league hitting coordinator Lamar Johnson will take over for Hudgens.
Kallet: Mets Need To Think Long And Hard About What To Do With Ike Davis I sincerely hope Davis proves me wrong and suddenly finds his stroke. I hope he can be the .270, 40-homer guy that we all envisioned him being. But I just don't see that ever coming to fruition. And sooner or later, the Mets will have to make a decision about their first baseman.
Coleman: Mets Look To Stay OffensiveAs the Mets get set to play each other this weekend, manager Terry Collins is hoping that the inherent faith he has in his offense to produce runs will come to fruition again this season.
Coleman's Corner: The Mets' Coaching Carousel SpinsThe winds of change blew through the Mets' coaching staff on Wednesday, and when the gale subsided, four coaches were gone.
Coutinho: Hale Will Be Missed, But Mets Coaching Changes Make SenseThe Mets have announced some coaching changes for 2012 and my immediate reaction is that losing Chip Hale is a big hit while adding Tim Teufel as third base coach and Ricky Bones as bullpen coach makes sense.
Mets Switch Coaching Staff, Let Go Mookie WilsonThe Mets announced several changes in their staff Wednesday. First base coach Mookie Wilson, bench coach Ken Oberkfell, bullpen coach Jon Debus and third base coach Chip Hale will not return.

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